Available MSc topics for the course period 2017-2019

Preserving multiple semantic perspectives in user-generated geographic content

To develop a method to represent multiple semantic perspectives in user-generated content and visualize them.

Ontology development for Ecosystem Services

To develop and evaluate the use of a dedicated ontology for the interdisciplinary field of Ecosystem Services

GIS software tools for large-scale maptables

To formulate recommendations for the design of GIS software tools for large-scale maptables on the basis of testing the usability of already existing tools.

Simulating Tick Bites using Agent-Based Modelling

To develop an agent-based simulation model for tick bites and to calibrate it using volunteered geographical information.

Event-based Smart City Applications

To develop and test a methodology to build smart city applications which consume spatio-temporal events, e.g.

Flow map attributes

To design and implement dynamic graphics that allow the perception of movement characterisistics

Enabling Smart Citizens for Smarter Cities

User Centered Design of a platform for synthesized geographic information provision and elicitation to enable Smart Citizens.

Temporal data analysis

To design a method to execute a temporal data analysis to be able to selecte appropriate symbology to visualize change

Usability analysis of ecosystem service maps

Development of a blueprint for the use and user-centered design of Ecosystem Services maps.

Usability of Movement Visualisation in Immersive Environment (VR)

This research is to create functions, tools, guidance for the usability test of flow map in an immersive environment.

Animated Transitions in Statistical Maps

Find out how animated transitions in thematic mapping work, and if they are helping or hindering user perception.

Predicting local street temperatures using crowd-sourced data and a machine learning approach

In cities temperatures are often higher than in the surrounding areas. This can be caused by dark surfaces which absorb significantly more solar radiation.

OD Matrix visualizations

To visualize OD Matrices without loosing the sense of geography

Assessing the credibility of crowdsourced geoinformation

To develop and test measures to assess the trustworthiness and credibility of crowdsourced or volunteered geographic information or geosocial media.

3D flow maps in VR

Evaluate the use of 3D flow maps in a VR environment.

SDGs and uncertainty visualization

To offer map design solution that deal with data uncertainty in trend maps

Usability of the vario-scale approach in interactive and dynamic mapping

Examining the usability of the vario-scale approach in interactive and dynamic mapping

Better standards for cartographic styling

Describe and compare the established as well as the emerging technologies for cartographic styling in webservices, with a view towards development of better sty

Bridging the gap between office and fieldwork using a geo-visual analytics environment

To develop an approach and prototype for collaborative analysis in geo-visual analytics environments that allow in-office and on-field analysts to communicate o

Finding Clusters in Simulated Disease Data using a new Data Mining Technique

Here we propose to use the novel Tri-clustering algorithm to analyze the output of an already developed agent-based simulation model for the diffusion of Pertus

Collaborative analysis of Volunteered Geographic Information for Citizen Science

To develop an approach for collaborative analysis of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) based on principles of Citizen Science

Cloud-based analysis of geosocial media streams

To test and evaluate cloud-based analysis methods and platforms for a particular use case and implement the analysis.

Facilitating insights with a storytelling dashboard

To create and implement a conceptual framework for a storytelling dashboard to represent information for facilitating insights

Where is "downtown"? Places and Location in Geosocial Media

To analyze representations of (vague) places in various geosocial media and develop a model to integrate them.

Knowledge management for the RiverCare programme in the Water Management domain

To develop a semantic representation to categorize, query and have an overview of the content in the knowledge-base and link it with existing information platf

Design space for SDG indicator maps

Develop a decision tree to transform the SDG indicator data into more meaningful map rerpresentatons

Usability of the eye-tracking technique in user research of interactive and dynamic geovisualization environments

The objective is to investigate the usability of eye-tracking in a mixed methods approach in which interactive and dynamic geovisualization environments are the


To design, develop and evaluate timeline integration in maps

Creating single-webpage applications from geo-workflows

To design a basic method for transforming geo-workflows into single-webpage applications